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Oracle VM Manager 2.1.2

By : Tarry Singh
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Oracle VM Manager 2.1.2

By: Tarry Singh

Overview of this book

Virtualization is taking the technology world by storm and dramatically helping organizations save money. Oracle VM is free and forked from the open source Xen hypervisor, which brings down your upfront costs for an agile data center. The robust capabilities and easy-to-use web interface of Oracle VM Manager helps administrators manage their Internal Data Center from anywhere in the world, helping us come closer to ubiquitous computing. This practical book will give you hands-on experience on how to manage your Virtual Machines using Oracle VM Manager. Equipped with step-by-step installation and management information you will not only learn to manage your Virtual Data Center but also will include this guide among the books you consider most essential. This book will take you into the various methods of importing Virtual Machines. You will learn to import VMs through HTTP/FTP, Repository servers, and even import other VM formats such as VMware VMs. You will also learn about the Xen utilities such as xm, xentop, and virsh. You will learn to manage your VMs through the simple and intuitive web interface of Oracle VM Manager. No matter how compact it may seem, this book covers all the essentials while keeping your learning experience to the point. The book has been deliberately written in a conversational manner so that you feel at home while learning Oracle VM Manager.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Oracle VM Manager 2.1.2
About the Author
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Chapter 7. Managing Virtual Machines with Oracle VM Manager: Part 3

In the last two chapters, you have seen the first two parts of the Virtual Machines management with Oracle VM Manager. Here we shall perform some typical VM resource management tasks, such as importing VMs via several methods such as templates, VM Images, ISO files, and so on. We will also look briefly at creating shared storage.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Managing intracloud resources and VM allocation

  • Importing and managing VM templates

  • Importing, converting and managing VM from other VM images

  • Importing and managing VMs from ISO files

  • Managing shared storage

Managing intracloud resources and VM allocation

Resources within the Oracle VM environment include VM templates, VM images, ISO files, Virtual Disks, and converted VMs. Here, disk libraries could be of several formats and all you will need is to convert the disk images into Oracle formats. These could be disks from VMware *.vmdk format or other formats...